Europe Between the Oceans

Europe Between the Oceans
Author: Barry W. Cunliffe,Professor of European Archaeology Barry Cunliffe
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 518
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Europe Between the Oceans Book Excerpt:

Distinguished archaeologist Cunliffe views Europe not in terms of states and shifting political land boundaries but as a geographical niche particularly favored in facing many seas, in this history that presents an engaging new understanding of Old Europe.

Europe Between the Oceans

Europe Between the Oceans
Author: Barry Cunliffe
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 518
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Human Shore

The Human Shore
Author: John R. Gillis
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 241
Release: 2012-10-17
ISBN: 0226922235
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Human Shore Book Excerpt:

Since before recorded history, people have congregated near water. But as growing populations around the globe continue to flow toward the coasts on an unprecedented scale and climate change raises water levels, our relationship to the sea has begun to take on new and potentially catastrophic dimensions. The latest generation of coastal dwellers lives largely in ignorance of the history of those who came before them, the natural environment, and the need to live sustainably on the world’s shores. Humanity has forgotten how to live with the oceans. In The Human Shore, a magisterial account of 100,000 years of seaside civilization, John R. Gillis recovers the coastal experience from its origins among the people who dwelled along the African shore to the bustle and glitz of today’s megacities and beach resorts. He takes readers from discussion of the possible coastal location of the Garden of Eden to the ancient communities that have existed along beaches, bays, and bayous since the beginning of human society to the crucial role played by coasts during the age of discovery and empire. An account of the mass movement of whole populations to the coasts in the last half-century brings the story of coastal life into the present. Along the way, Gillis addresses humankind’s changing relationship to the sea from an environmental perspective, laying out the history of the making and remaking of coastal landscapes—the creation of ports, the draining of wetlands, the introduction and extinction of marine animals, and the invention of the beach—while giving us a global understanding of our relationship to the water. Learned and deeply personal, The Human Shore is more than a history: it is the story of a space that has been central to the attitudes, plans, and existence of those who live and dream at land’s end.

Deep Roots

Deep Roots
Author: Richard Endress
Publsiher: FriesenPress
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2019-07-02
ISBN: 1525543768
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Deep Roots Book Excerpt:

Everyone of us is who and where we are today because of the efforts and decisions of those who came before us -- our ancestors. This book traces the history of nine of my ancestral families, from their small farming villages in Germany, through the wrenching decision to leave cherished roots in Europe, to the planting of new roots in southern Indiana. The book is intended primarily for members of my family, but others may find some interest in a small microcosm of the American experience.

World and Its Peoples

World and Its Peoples
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Marshall Cavendish
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2010
ISBN: 9780761479024
Category: Andorra
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World and Its Peoples Book Excerpt:

Presents a thirteen-volume reference guide to the geography, history, economy, government, culture and daily life of countries in Europe.

The Europeans Second Edition

The Europeans  Second Edition
Author: Robert C. Ostergren,Mathias Le Boss‚
Publsiher: Guilford Press
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2011-06-15
ISBN: 1609182448
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Europeans Second Edition Book Excerpt:

This leading text offers a comprehensive, richly nuanced, and authoritative introduction to European geography. Coverage encompasses the entire region: its physical setting and environment, population and migration, languages and religions, and political organization. Particular attention is given to historic and contemporary features of the diverse urban environments in which most Europeans live, work, and play. Combining vivid description, essential information, and cogent analysis, the text is illustrated with more than 200 photographs and 64 maps. New to This Edition*Fully updated to reflect ongoing changes in this dynamic region.*Expanded coverage of timely topics such as emissions and energy policy, aging of the population, migration, religiosity and secularization, ethnonationalism, health care, popular culture, and the future of the European Union.*Engaging vignettes in every chapter on European places, cultural issues, and daily life.*Over 45 new photographs and maps.

Britain Begins

Britain Begins
Author: Barry Cunliffe
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 553
Release: 2013-07-18
ISBN: 0199679452
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Britain Begins Book Excerpt:

The story of the origins of the British and the Irish peoples, from the end of the last Ice Age around 10,000BC to the eve of the Norman Conquest - who they were, where they came from, and how they related to one another.

Harper s School Geography

Harper s School Geography
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 136
Release: 1885
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Geography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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How Ancient Europeans Saw the World

How Ancient Europeans Saw the World
Author: Peter S. Wells
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2012-08-26
ISBN: 1400844770
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How Ancient Europeans Saw the World Book Excerpt:

A revolutionary approach to how we view Europe's prehistoric culture The peoples who inhabited Europe during the two millennia before the Roman conquests had established urban centers, large-scale production of goods such as pottery and iron tools, a money economy, and elaborate rituals and ceremonies. Yet as Peter Wells argues here, the visual world of these late prehistoric communities was profoundly different from those of ancient Rome's literate civilization and today's industrialized societies. Drawing on startling new research in neuroscience and cognitive psychology, Wells reconstructs how the peoples of pre-Roman Europe saw the world and their place in it. He sheds new light on how they communicated their thoughts, feelings, and visual perceptions through the everyday tools they shaped, the pottery and metal ornaments they decorated, and the arrangements of objects they made in their ritual places—and how these forms and patterns in turn shaped their experience. How Ancient Europeans Saw the World offers a completely new approach to the study of Bronze Age and Iron Age Europe, and represents a major challenge to existing views about prehistoric cultures. The book demonstrates why we cannot interpret the structures that Europe's pre-Roman inhabitants built in the landscape, the ways they arranged their settlements and burial sites, or the complex patterning of their art on the basis of what these things look like to us. Rather, we must view these objects and visual patterns as they were meant to be seen by the ancient peoples who fashioned them.

Dynamics of The Tropical Atmosphere and Oceans

Dynamics of The Tropical Atmosphere and Oceans
Author: Peter J. Webster
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 536
Release: 2020-05-18
ISBN: 0470662565
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dynamics of The Tropical Atmosphere and Oceans Book Excerpt:

This book presents a unique and comprehensive view of the fundamental dynamical and thermodynamic principles underlying the large circulations of the coupled ocean-atmosphere system Dynamics of The Tropical Atmosphere and Oceans provides a detailed description of macroscale tropical circulation systems such as the monsoon, the Hadley and Walker Circulations, El Niño, and the tropical ocean warm pool. These macroscale circulations interact with a myriad of higher frequency systems, ranging from convective cloud systems to migrating equatorial waves that attend the low-frequency background flow. Towards understanding and predicting these circulation systems. A comprehensive overview of the dynamics and thermodynamics of large-scale tropical atmosphere and oceans is presented using both a “reductionist” and “holistic” perspectives of the coupled tropical system. The reductionist perspective provides a detailed description of the individual elements of the ocean and atmospheric circulations. The physical nature of each component of the tropical circulation such as the Hadley and Walker circulations, the monsoon, the incursion of extratropical phenomena into the tropics, precipitation distributions, equatorial waves and disturbances described in detail. The holistic perspective provides a physical description of how the collection of the individual components produces the observed tropical weather and climate. How the collective tropical processes determine the tropical circulation and their role in global weather and climate is provided in a series of overlapping theoretical and modelling constructs. The structure of the book follows a graduated framework. Following a detailed description of tropical phenomenology, the reader is introduced to dynamical and thermodynamical constraints that guide the planetary climate and establish a critical role for the tropics. Equatorial wave theory is developed for simple and complex background flows, including the critical role played by moist processes. The manner in which the tropics and the extratropics interact is then described, followed by a discussion of the physics behind the subtropical and near-equatorial precipitation including arid regions. The El Niño phenomena and the monsoon circulations are discussed, including their covariance and predictability. Finally, the changing structure of the tropics is discussed in terms of the extent of the tropical ocean warm pool and its relationship to the intensity of global convection and climate change. Dynamics of the Tropical Atmosphere and Oceans is aimed at advanced undergraduate and early career graduate students. It also serves as an excellent general reference book for scientists interested in tropical circulations and their relationship with the broader climate system.

Vital Witnesses

Vital Witnesses
Author: Mark Newman
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 100
Release: 2014-09-29
ISBN: 1475810547
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vital Witnesses Book Excerpt:

The use of primary sources as texts in the classroom is growing. Teachers realize these vital witnesses provide opportunities to motivate students and improve learning. They bring students closer to the people, places, and events being studied and help students improve content knowledge while building skills. Recent trends in standards, such as Common Core, and the increasing use of the Document-Based Questions also promote primary source use. The strong push to use primary sources in teaching history and social studies creates a need among teachers for more information on what they are and how they can be used effectively in the classroom. Vital Witnesses meets this need by providing teachers with a comprehensive guide to primary sources and their use in the classroom. Primary sources are defined, and the various types are described. Classroom-tested activities and strategies are offered to teachers for addressing the needs of all learners and for accommodating Common Core standards and the C3 Framework for State Social Studies Standards.

Rome

Rome
Author: Greg Woolf
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2012-05-17
ISBN: 0191626864
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rome Book Excerpt:

The idea of empire was created in ancient Rome and even today the Roman empire offers a powerful image for thinking about imperialism. Traces of its monuments and literature can be found across Europe, the Near East, and North Africa - and sometimes even further afield. This is the story of how this mammoth empire was created, how it was sustained in crisis, and how it shaped the world of its rulers and subjects - a story spanning a millennium and a half. Chapters that tell the story of the unfolding of Rome's empire alternate with discussions based on the most recent evidence into the conditions that made the Roman imperial achievement possible and also so durable, covering topics as diverse as ecology, slavery, and the cult paid to gods and men. Rome was not the only ancient empire. Comparison with other imperial projects helps us see what it was that was so distinctive about ancient Rome. Ancient Rome has also often been an explicit model for other imperialisms. Rome, An Empire's Story shows quite how different Roman imperialism was from modern imitations. The story that emerges outlines the advantages of Rome had over its neighbours at different periods - some planned, some quite accidental - and the stages by which Rome's rulers successively had to change the way they ruled to cope with the problems of growth. As Greg Woolf demonstrates, nobody ever planned to create a state that would last more than a millennium and a half, yet the short term politics of alliances between successively wider groups created a structure of extraordinary stability. Rome's Empire was able, in the end, to survive barbarian migrations, economic collapse and even the conflicts between a series of world religions that had grown up within it, in the process generating an imagery and a myth of empire that is apparently indestructible.

Waging War

Waging War
Author: Wayne E. Lee
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2015-09-01
ISBN: 0199797455
Category: Military art and science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Waging War Book Excerpt:

Waging War: Conflict, Culture, and Innovation in World History provides a wide-ranging examination of war in human history, from the beginning of the species until the current rise of the so-called Islamic State. Although it covers many societies throughout time, the book does not attempt to tell all stories from all places, nor does it try to narrate "important" conflicts. Instead, author Wayne E. Lee describes the emergence of military innovations and systems, examining how they were created and then how they moved or affected other societies. These innovations are central to most historical narratives, including the development of social complexity, the rise of the state, the role of the steppe horseman, the spread of gunpowder, the rise of the west, the bureaucratization of military institutions, the industrial revolution and the rise of firepower, strategic bombing and nuclear weapons, and the creation of "people's war."

A System of Physical Geography

A System of Physical Geography
Author: David M. Warren
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 122
Release: 1856
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Physical geography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Cornell s Primary Geography

Cornell s Primary Geography
Author: Sarah S. Cornell
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 120
Release: 1857
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Origins of Business Money and Markets

The Origins of Business  Money  and Markets
Author: Keith Roberts
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 357
Release: 2011
ISBN: 0231153260
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Origins of Business Money and Markets Book Excerpt:

Discusses the origins of commerce in the ancient world, including the selling of goods for profit in the Middle East, the creation of currency and markets in ancient Greece, and the modern business practices of ancient Rome.

The Archaeology of the Caucasus

The Archaeology of the Caucasus
Author: Antonio Sagona
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 541
Release: 2018
ISBN: 1107016592
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Archaeology of the Caucasus Book Excerpt:

This conspectus brings together in an accessible and systematic manner a dizzy array of archaeological cultures situated between several worlds.

Britain s DNA Journey

Britain s DNA Journey
Author: Alistair Moffat
Publsiher: Birlinn Ltd
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2019-11-08
ISBN: 1788852303
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Britain s DNA Journey Book Excerpt:

In an epic narrative, sometimes moving, sometimes astonishing, always revealing, Moffat writes an entirely new history of Britain. Instead of the usual parade of the usual suspects – kings, queens, saints, warriors and the notorious – this is a people’s history, a narrative made from stories only DNA can tell, which offers insights into who we are and where we come from. Based on exciting new research involving the largest sampling of DNA ever made in Britain, Alistair Moffat shows the true origins of our island’s inhabitants.

The World s Oceans Geography History and Environment

The World s Oceans  Geography  History  and Environment
Author: Rainer F. Buschmann,Lance Nolde
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 434
Release: 2018-07-31
ISBN: 144084352X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World s Oceans Geography History and Environment Book Excerpt:

This single-volume resource explores the five major oceans of the world, addressing current issues such as sea rise and climate change and explaining the significance of the oceans from historical, geographic, and cultural perspectives. • Introduces readers to the five major oceans of the world and provides ready-reference entries relating to geography, the environment, science, history, and culture • Entries are engaging and accessible to all readers from high school to university students to general readers • Includes sidebars of "fun facts" throughout the text that highlight interesting oceanic subtopics

Maritime Heritage in Crisis

Maritime Heritage in Crisis
Author: Richard M. Hutchings
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2016-12-08
ISBN: 1315400006
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Maritime Heritage in Crisis Book Excerpt:

Grounded in critical heritage studies and drawing on a Pacific Northwest Coast case study, Maritime Heritage in Crisis explores the causes and consequences of the contemporary destruction of Indigenous heritage sites in maritime settings. Maritime heritage landscapes are undergoing a period of unprecedented crisis: these areas are severely impacted by coastal development, continued population growth and climate change. Indigenous heritage sites are thought to be particularly vulnerable to these changes and cultural resource management is frequently positioned as a community’s first line of defense, yet there is increasing evidence that this archaeological technique is an ineffective means of protection. Exploring themes of colonial dislocation and displacement, Hutchings positions North American archaeology as neoliberal statecraft: a tool of government designed to promote and permit the systematic clearance of Indigenous heritage landscapes in advance of economic development. Presenting the institution of archaeology and cultural resource management as a grave threat to Indigenous maritime heritage, Maritime Heritage in Crisis offers an important lesson on the relationship between neoliberal heritage regimes and global ecological breakdown.